Wilmington, Delaware is home to a charming dreamy couple of Shoegazers who call themselves
The Sky Drops. The Sky Drops are Rob Montejo and Monika Bullette. You may remember Rob from the area’s former Shoegaze band who had made a name for themselves worldwide, Smashing Orange. Smashing Orange are no more and Rob has teamed up with Monika to carry on his own blend of dreamy laced Shoegaze with a side of grungy rock for a bit of a kick. Monika has previously sang and played drums for the bands Nero and Licorice Roots. Between the two, you’ll find that they make all of the noise that’s needed. Monika plays drums and sings while Rob does his thing on guitar and vocals.
The following is a video of their song “Hang On” from the band’s debut EP, Clouds Of People.
The Sky Drops put out their first release in 2006 with an EP called Clouds Of People on Fridabear Records. The EP was strong enough to garner them worldwide attention and praise. Eventually, The Sky Drops put out a full length album in August of 2009 called Bourgeois Beat again earning them respect amongst the Dream and Shoegaze set around the world.
Set for a March 29, 2011 release is a new EP called Making Mountains which will be released on Custom Made Music. This will be released as a beautiful 12″ LP with a gorgeous silk screened cover. The album is limited to 100 copies, each being hand numbered. It will only be available either at their live shows or through Custom Made Music. If you order from the label, they will be $10 US or $20 internationally which includes all shipping fees. They are bound to go fast so don’t sit on these! Pre-order today for a March 29th mailing. You can send your payment using Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you reserve yourself a copy.
The track listing is as follows:
(Not necessarily in this order.)
Cut That Corner
Explain It To Me
Out The Window
Also, if you are in any of these areas, you can catch The Sky Drops live at these following locations. They always put on a pleasant set so do try to make it out if you can.
The Sky Drops Spring Tour 2011:
Plaza del Sol
w/ Digging Up V & Middles
Saturday 26 March 2011
w/ Golden Animals, The Sunshine Factory, Help, & Recess
Thursday 14 April 2011
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Deep Heaven Now 3 Festival
Saturday 16 April 2011
Austin Psych Fest
Saturday 30 April 2011
The Metro Gallery
Friday, 17 June 2011
w/ Thrushes, Sleepy Vikings & Young Jaguars
*If anyone can help with bookings for the following shows listed below, please contact the band via The Sky Drops’ email address email@example.com as soon as possible.
Booking now – (subject to change):
Wednesday April 27 – New Orleans
Thursday April 28 – Houston
Tuesday May 3 – Des Moines
Wednesday May 4 – Minneapolis
Thursday May 5 – Chicago
Friday May 6 – Cleveland
Saturday May 7 – Pittsburgh
Here is just a taste of what to expect from the upcoming Making Mountains EP, courtesy of The Sky Drops and their new label, Custom Made Music. Be sure to reserve your copy now, set to ship on March 29, 2011. They are sure to go fast and are limited to 100 hand numbered copies with silk screened covers!